Cross Cultural Function

Topics: Cross-cultural communication, Communication, Culture Pages: 24 (818 words) Published: July 15, 2013
Cross
 Cultural
 Communication
  Presented
 by
 
  Urban
 Rez
 Solutions
 

Urban
 Rez
 Solu.ons
 
 Who we are  What we do  Our experience  Goals and Objectives

Global
 Village
 

City
 of
 Toronto
 

 
 
 Toronto,
 with
 a
 population
 of
 2.48
 million
 people
 (5.5
  million
 in
 the
 GTA
 -­‐
 Greater
 Toronto
 Area)
 is
  heralded
 as
 one
 of
 the
 most
 multicultural
 cities
 in
 the
  world.
 Over
 140
 languages
 and
 dialects
 are
 spoken
  here,
 and
 just
 over
 30
 per
 cent
 of
 Toronto
 residents
  speak
 a
 language
 other
 than
 English
 or
 French
 at
  home.
 
 
 
 Toronto's
 rich
 multi-­‐cultural
 diversity
 is
 expressed
 by
  the
 more
 than
 200
 distinct
 ethnic
 origins
 residents
  identified
 in
 their
 response
 to
 the
 2006
 Census.
 
City
 of
 Toronto

 


 

I
 don’t
 understand!!
 
when there are significant cultural differences between communicators and communities. Miscommunication may lead to conflict, or aggravate conflict that already exists .

 Miscommunication is inevitable, especially

Cross
 Cultural
 Communica.on
 
 Cross-­‐cultural
 communication
 (also
 

frequently
 referred
 to
 as
 intercultural
  communication)
 is
 a
 field
 of
 study
 that
  looks
 at
 how
 people
 from
 differing
 cultural
  backgrounds
 communicate,
 in
 similar
 and
  different
 ways
 among
 themselves,
 and
 how
  they
 endeavour
 to
 communicate
 across
  cultures.
 

Effec.ve
 Communica.on
 
 Effective
 communication
 with
 people
 of
 different
 

cultures
 is
 especially
 challenging.
 Cultures
  provide
 people
 with
 ways
 of
 thinking—ways
 of
  seeing,
 hearing,
 and
 interpreting
 the
 world.
 Hence
  the
 same
 words
 can
 mean
 different
 things
 to
  people
 from
 different
 cultures,
 even
 when
 they
  talk
 the
 "same"
 language.
 When
 the
 languages
 are
  different,
 and
 translation
 has
 to
 be
 used
 to
  communicate,
 the
 potential
 for
  misunderstandings
 increases.
 

Examples
 of
 Cultural
 Differences
 
 Behaviours
   Gestures
 

Ac.ons
 speaking
 louder
 than
  words
 
 Non
 Verbal
 Communication
 are
 messages
 

that
 are
 conveyed
 through
 body
  movements,
 facial
 expressions,
 and
 the
  physical
 distance
 between
 the
 sender
 and
  receiver.
 

Non
 Verbal
 Communica.on
 
 Non-­‐verbal
 Communication:
 Cultures
 may
 

be
 either
 Low-­‐context
 or
 High-­‐context:
  Low-­‐context
 cultures
 rely
 more
 on
 content
  rather
 than
 on
 context.
 They
 give
 value
 to
  the
 written
 word
 rather
 than
 oral
  statements.
 High-­‐context
 cultures
 infer
  information
 from
 message
 context,
 rather
  than
 from
 content.
 They
 rely
 heavily
 on
  nonverbal
 signs
 and
 prefer
 indirectness,
  politeness
 &
 ambiguity.
 

Percep.on
 of
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